Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Monday, 17 March 2014
photo: by me
There is no story as to how I managed to snag one of the most coveted bags of the moment. introducing my new Mansur Gavriel bucket bag in Black/Flamma. This one is currently priced at £395 with the red lining and the limited edition one is for £525 with the gold lining. This size is right for me because I needed a substantially sized bag for the moment and need a bigger one still, (currently looking at the Céline horizontal cabas) since my handbag-buying choices of late have been mainly style over substance and by substance I mean wayyy too small. In my opinion, this bag is a thing of beauty it's subtle enough, yet cool enough. To think I was going to get the Louis Vuitton Petit Noé! (Well, I still might.) My fav feature happens to be the red lining known as 'Flamma'. Reminds me of Louboutin's red sole. All I can say is that I asked the universe and the universe delivered. You can still buy yours at Net-a-porter but hurry, not only has the prices gone up, they are selling out fast!
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
You know when you see bloggers and instagrammers (the same folk nowadays) take a perfect picture of an object and somehow the image is pristine? They all have something in common, the photo-studio white background. I always thought they existed only in wall-to-wall sizes but clearly there must be a simpler way to capture a solitary cup of coffee without the breadcrumbs from your wooden kitchen table showing up in the shot. Or using your wrinkled sheets as a backdrop. Doesn't help either. Scowl. So how can I effect that beautiful white background which will reflect the light everywhere and gives my images that minimalist beauty?
I have been searching on Amazon and eBay and found there are portable photo studios for capturing small objects, which at first seems great but what if I want to show you my new bag or my porridge oats?? How will that help? I will be loving soon, to where there is more natural light and space so maybe that will help. In the mean time, if anyone can help, what do you suggest?
Monday, 10 March 2014
I would love to get the Sac du Jour Tote by Saint Laurent as my main bag for the year. It would be really useful for me personally. I would be able to squeeze my laptop into it and throw in the rest of my junk. Literally my Céline Trapeze is full of junk. Like loads of junk. Its a garbage disposal unit of hand sanitiser and various lip balms- man I seriously need to get a pouch or something...but really this would be handy and since I have fallen hard for everything in black again well...